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2-Day Giant Panda, Giant Buddha and Ancient Town Tour

Two attractions that are the most highly rated by our previous customers in this 2-day time-smart tour are Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Leshan Giant Buddha


Leshan Giant Buddha Meet the panda with a smart route
Take up a Chengdu street food hunting
Leshan Giant Buddha Be amazed at the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world
Take a cruise to have a panoramic view of a giant Buddha
Leshan Giant BuddhaTake an off-road visit to an 500-year-old town
Day 1Panda Breeding and Research Center and Chengdu Street Food Hunt

Our personal guide and driver will be there waiting for you, whether you starts from the airport, railway station or hotel.

A Morning Date with Active Pandas (2½ Hours)

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from central Chengdu. We've designed a smart route to beat the crowds while matching the pandas' active period as much as possible for you.

Then visit Chengdu Renmin Park to experience a laid-back lifestyle of Chengdu people by learning tea etiquette and so on.

Take a walk in Chengdu Kuan-zhai Lane which is a part of the old city in Chengdu which has been restored and renovated.

Cute pandaCute panda

Chengdu Street Food Hunt (2 Hours)

Chengdu was named as the first city of gastronomy in Asia by UNESCO and eating is second nature to a person from Chengdu.

For the local people, we are very clear that there are a lot of delicious food restaurants hidden inside some apartments where nobody can know form the Internet. Today you will go to visit 4-5 different favorite places of local people.

Good to know:

March to May is the "falling in love" period for pandas. If you visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding between late August and December, you will have a greater chance of seeing tiny newborns in the Sunshine Nursery House.

Hotel options:
Tibet Hotel Chengdu
Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu

Various snacks Various snacks

Day 2The Leshan Giant Buddha and 500-Year-Old Town

While driving two hours to Leshan city in the morning, you can enjoy the countryside scenery along the way. After a short break and lunch, you will begin your journey to the Giant Buddha.

Admire the Leshan Giant Buddha in Different Ways (2½ Hours)

You will be able to climb the steps next to the Buddha to have a close-up look. To see more, you can walk down the narrow plank all the way to the Buddha's feet, to discover you are only as tall as one of its toes.

A cruise on the river beside the Buddha is also included, so you will also have a panoramic view from a different angle. Your guide will tell you some interesting legends about the Leshan Giant Buddha.

The Giant Buddha The Giant Buddha

Travel Back in Time at an Authentic 500-Year-Old Town (2 Hours)

Take a walk around the off-the-beaten-path town where the traditional lifestyle has survived modernization. Along the way, visit traditional workshops, such as a blacksmith's shop, a bamboo workshop, and a barber shop.

We will handpick the most famous dishes for you so just follow your guide and enjoy the meals.

Blacksmith's shop in town Farming tool shop in town

A hassle-free private transfer will be provided after your tour.

From USD409 p/p

based on 2 persons and 4-star hotel

Service Includes
  • 1-1 consultancy from an experienced travel expert
  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

Trip Advisor 559+ Excellent Reviews
The visit to the Panda breeding center and the Giant Buddha in Leshan was one of the highlights of our one month trip to China.
- Dave S